Without a doubt, this could be the transfer of the year. According to French media, Cheslin Kolbe has everything arranged to leave Toulouse and become a new player for Toulon.
The Midi Olympique newspaper headlined on the cover as follows: “Kolbe, the great game“According to the French media, the back will join in December after the Rugby Championship and the November window, while adding that Toulon will have to pay compensation to Toulouse for the two years remaining on the South African’s contract.
The Lefigaro media took the transfer for granted and left statements of Bernard Lemaitre, president of Toulon, in a column in Var Matin: “Nowadays, many things are favorable for Toulon. It is an important operation and not easy to carry out to be on the nails of the salary cap. We promised ourselves that from now from now on we would depend less on internationals because we paid a high price last season. But this is an exception made for an exceptional player “, assured the manager.
“It is a completely exceptional opportunity, especially since we needed a winner on the baselines. For a more average player, we would not have done it. The Boks winger will not land in the port until the beginning of December, after having played the Championship. of Rugby and then the autumn tour in the northern hemisphere “, closed Lemaitre.
Since arriving in Toulouse from Stormers in 2017, Kolbe has played 82 games with the French team, scoring 172 points. In the last season he won the Champions Cup and Top 14 titles.